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Who's News in Catering for June 11, 2022

Products on the Market

The Italian cured meat producer Veroni continues to grow in the US market – With a 23.7% increase in 2021 revenues, the company has been ranked among the top 20 players in the US luncheon meat segment, becoming the first brand for Italian charcuterie. The 2022 first-quarter performances show a further acceleration with a 30% rise in revenue compared to last year’s Q1 results.While their charcuterie’s recipes and production processes rely on the Italian centuries-old tradition, the family-owned company is committed to innovation and is set to attend the upcoming US food events – the IDDBA, Atlanta, and the Summer Fancy Food Show, New York – to introduce the new antibiotic-free charcuterie line. With a record double-digit growth in 2021 revenues,  the Italy-based producer is among the first 20 companies in the US luncheon meat industry.  


Oregon Fruit Products LLC, manufacturer of premium fruit solutions, announces two new additions to their foodservice industry favorite “Fruit in Hand” line of products. Fruit in Hand Tangerine Velvet and Strawberry Watermelon Original can be used to add real fruit to a variety of menu applications including fruited lemonades, milkshakes, beverages, sauces, baked goods, dressings and desserts. Just in time for summer, when consumers crave the sweet tastes of the season. The Tangerine Velvet Fruit in Hand offers a sweet citrus note with a velvety smooth texture and is packed in 32 fl. oz. plastic bottles and frozen to maximize quality. The Fruit in Hand Strawberry Watermelon Original features ripe, sweet watermelon and summer strawberries. This product consists of diced strawberries and watermelon with cane sugar and just enough water to make it pourable. Oregon Fruit in Hand Original ships frozen in cases of 6 35 oz. bottles. Fruit in Hand is known for its versatility on the menu. Once thawed, it can be poured directly from the bottle to make beverages, dressings, sauces, dips, glazes, salsas, etc. Use it in hot or cold applications to create fruit forward entrees or sauces. Oregon Fruit Products are made in the U.S.A., non-GMO, gluten-free and vegetarian. Oregon Fruit Products does not use, nor does it allow, any of the eight major allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat) in the products or processing areas. 


Evive is introducing a savoury new snack for wellness warriors: Muffin Bites, a wholesome treat packed with fruits and vegetables. As quick and easy to make as their iconic blender-free smoothies, Evive’s new muffin bites are the perfect snack for the busy, yet health-conscious consumers. Whether you are a working parent trying to feed the kids and get them out the door before a sports practice, or an on the go working professional looking for a healthy but easy snack in the middle of the day, you can’t go wrong with these absolute game-changers in the snacking world. Ready in no time, Evive’s new muffin bites come in two delicious and flavour-packed options, ready to POP & BAKE in a mini muffin pan.

Hot Off the Presses

Dronedek recently entered into an agreement with Speedy Eats, which is developing mobile kitchens designed to be located in parking lots to provide quality food fast via drive-thru and autonomous delivery. Speedy has the capability of serving customers via delivery and/or takeout all from its patent pending platform. Speedy Eats serves pizzas, BBQ, chicken tenders, wings, breakfast items, salads, wraps, sushi, subs, chicken salad, cold beverages, side items and condiments. The restaurant units are all electric and designed for high-traffic spaces.  


Professional and Home Cooks: There’s still time to enter the #BlendedBurgerContest! We’re looking for big, bold flavors using at least 25% mushrooms and your choice of ground (or alternative) meat. Enter your winning recipe by June 27 for a chance to win $10K! Get all the details, rules and enter at